An Open Letter to the Learned

Discussion in 'Support' started by Emma L, Aug 3, 2015.

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    1. Emma L
      Depressed

      Emma L Member

      Location:
      North of England
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Middle Ear Infection/ prolonged abuse/ loud noise
      Does it not piss you off that scientists have figured out how to make mice glow in the dark but they Haven't figured out how to stop the imaginary noise that keeps us up at night???
       
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    2. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      That's because it's easier to make mice glow in the dark. Tinnitus is very complex, with all kinds of things that trigger it, and many different ways that tinnitus expresses itself in people. Also, not much money in finding a cure. That will change in the next 10 or 20 years when the rate of tinnitus in the population reaches a critical point. Our everyday environment is simply a lot louder now than it was 20 or 30 years ago.
       
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    3. Emma L
      Depressed

      Emma L Member

      Location:
      North of England
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Middle Ear Infection/ prolonged abuse/ loud noise
      I totally agree! I was just poking fun ;) As it would seem that one is easier than the other yet here millions of people are, still suffering. Whilst scientists dedicate money and time to seemingly useless projects. :bookworm:
       
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    4. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Not enough people are suffering from severe or catastrophic tinnitus, though, that's why it's not worth the money to the powers that be to find a cure or at least a treatment that offers real relief.

      I do wonder about the rationale behind some of the projects.
       
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    5. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Yes. Powerful thing, intellectual property. Ongoing treatments will always trump cures.
       
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    6. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      Look at all the money that will be made if millions of people have to take pills everyday to keep tinnitus at bay. Seems like they would be working harder
       
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    7. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Ultimately, it comes down to profits and mass distribution. Pharm companies earn much more money from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, bronchial/asthma, anti-depressants, acid reflux, sleep and erectile dysfunction meds. Not enough people have severe, debilitating T and 9/10 people have at least one or more of the other conditions I just listed.
       
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    8. ruben ruiz

      ruben ruiz Member

      Location:
      Tucson, AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I believe it was meds and stress
      Not enough people over 10 mil and counting. I agree with Jeannie. There a huge golden egg waiting for a cure or
      reasonable relief. Useless projects like trillions spent on fascist based wars that are unneeded.
      They could cure this is one year with proper funding. The pharm. companies and others dont want a cure.
       
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    9. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Post trauma treatments will also trump preventive detection/treatment. If you have Netflix, watch The Widowmaker. Stunning example of greed in the medical world.
       

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